Ricky Mills (Germany)

Ricky W. Mills Jr. is the Founder and Co-Owner of WILD Jaeger, LLC. A 100% US Veteran Owned small business based out of New Jersey, USA. Ricky’s partner in WILD Jaeger is John MacCallum, a childhood friend from Elbridge, New York.

Ricky grew up in Central New York. He was introduced to hunting by his father, Rick Mills Sr., and then his Grandfather, Robert O’Connor. Ricky recovered his first deer at the age of 15 and has been a dedicated hunter since.

Ricky has over 32 years of hunting experience in the United States and Europe.

Particular to Ricky’s passion for hunting is his diverse background in working and hunting in various terrains and adverse weather conditions all over the world. Ricky has travelled the globe and been exposed to, and challenged himself in, everything from the grassy plains, open pines and rolling hills of the United States to the dry harsh deserts of Africa, the artic cold of Norway and the wet, humid and mucky swamps of Panama, South America.

Ricky Mills with his first ever Chinese water deer. Congratulations Ricky. Watch the video HERE.

Ricky enjoys mentoring both youth and adult hunters. Ricky strives to learn something new every time he heads to the woods. One of Ricky’s favorite mottos is, “As iron sharpens iron, so does one man sharpen another!”. He gets more enjoyment from watching a youth or friend shoot their first deer or turkey. Ricky enjoys fostering the spirit of outdoor adventure that he believes is a large part of being a hunter and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. Ricky believes that it is that passion for the outdoors, and the habitat, that is the future of hunting.

A registered Wounded Warrior himself, Ricky likes to teach, coach, mentor and train Wounded Warriors (veterans that have returned home from combat with the physical and mental scars from their experiences). Ricky also believes in the healing power of nature and emursing one’s self in something the person is passionate about. Hunting is one of those things! Ricky uses WILD Jaeger as a medium to expose himself to as many Warriors that he can positively affect as possible. Ricky’s personal goal is to raise multinational awareness about Wounded Warrior activities and to encourage participation at all levels within partner nations that are fighting in the Global War on Terrorism.

Ricky harvested this beautiful 413 gr. Roe deer buck in Hungary using his traditional longbow. Watch the video HERE.

Ricky is the CEO of WILD Jaeger and lives in Germany. From the WILD Jaeger Hunting & Fishing Center location in Vilseck, Germany Ricky manages WILD Jaeger’s 17 person International Pro Staff representing some of the best in quality American hunting products in the European region of marketing.

Ricky put the smack down on these two wild boar in Poland while hunting for Bushnell.  Great shooting. Watch the video HERE.

Ricky’s personal hunting goal is to harvest most of the wild game species in Europe using Modern or Traditional archery gear. On his list of bowhunting successes so far are the Roe Deer and Fallow Deer.

Ricky has also created a plan for you to do the same, if that is your dream. Contact him if hunting/bowhunting in Europe is something that sounds interesting to you: r.mills@wildjaeger.com

 

Figure 2 “Photo” Ricky Mills and his Central New York Whitetail with an official Pope and Young Score of 143 3/8 Net (150 3/8 Gross). Watch Ricky hunting whitetails HERE.

 

Statistics

States hunted:

 New York, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Kentucky and New Jersey

Countries Hunted:

United States, Germany, Aland (Finland), Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Bulgaria, England and Spain

Animals taken:

Whitetail Deer, Roe Deer, Red Deer, Sika, Fallow Deer, Chinese Water Deer, Chamois, Mouflon, Becite Ibex, Wild Boar, Fox, Coyote, Small Game, Waterfowl, Upland Game

Possible Records:

413 gram Roe Deer buck harvested with tradtional archery gear in Hungary (possible SCI Record)

First Fallow Deer harvested on the Island of Plavnik, Croatia with Modern Archery Equipment

240 CIC Point Gold Medal Chinese Water Deer

Countries visited for one reason or another:

Botswana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Egypt, Iraq, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Croatia, Norway, Italy, Spain, France, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Hungary, Aland (Finland), Slovenia, Czech Republic, Poland, Azerbaijan, Panama, South Korea, Canada, England, Greece and Bulgaria

Preferred Method:

Modern Archery (quickly gravitating towards Tradtional Archery)